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“John showed us how to live life with gusto and grace, and he left his joyous mark on the paths of Long Hill Farm. I will see his smile and hear his...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Arlene Cohen - Guilford, CT

“We were deeply saddened to hear of John's passing. I think, especially when playing tennis, we will always remember him. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Richard & Toni Sonet Sonet - NY

“John was one of the nicest friends anyone could have. He was mine (Bob) more than 30 years. Funny, smart and so much more. A true treasure of a...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Bob and Maybeth Wirz - Stratford, CT

“John was always a smiling friendly face at LHF. His passing will leave a hole in our community for a long time, he will be missed. It was a pleasure...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Bob and Shary Johnson - Guilford, CT

“Dear Moira, We were totally shocked to learn of John's passing. What a wonderful friend and person he was. I met John many years ago, yes, on a...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Phil & Marilou Pastore - Guilford, CT

“A wonderful gentleman and special human being. Always enjoyed when I had the opportunity to play tennis with John. Rest In Peace my friend. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Howard Taylor - Guilford, CT

“One of the nicest guys you would ever want to meet! Recall the day he married Moira and "some one" did a bad thing to the car he was to drive to...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Dick Ramsey - Canandaigua, NY


John A. DeCesare, a resident of Guilford, CT and a former 35 year resident of Darien, passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT. Born on August 13, 1935 in Bronx, NY, he was the son of the late Louis A. and Marjorie (Chism) DeCesare. He was 81. John attended Brown University and the University of Buffalo (Albright Art School). His career as a graphic designer spanned 50 years, including BBDO, Geigy Pharmaceuticals, YWCA Retirement Fund and started DeCesare Design Associates. He enjoyed tennis, gardening, reading and traveling. He received many Graphic Design Awards throughout his career including the Distinguished Alumni Award from SUNY, Buffalo. John is survived by his wife, Moira K. DeCesare; his three sons, John L. DeCesare, Paul A. DeCesare and Michael P. DeCesare and five grandchildren, Cassandra Marie, John Daniel, Danielle Kelly, Derek Michael and Devyn Rose DeCesare. He is also survived by one sister, Kathy (Bruce) Schwartz and one brother, Kerry (Marlyse) DeCesare. The family will receive friends at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien on Friday, May 5, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the University of Buffalo, Department of Art, 202 Center for the Arts, North Campus, Buffalo, NY 14260 or the Italian-American Museum, 155 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10013. www.lawrencefuneralhome.com